7 Best Single Door Refrigerator in India

Best Single Door Refrigerator in India

A refrigerator is an integral part of every kitchen. It’ll help us to keep cooked food and raw vegetable safe for more days. 

If yours is a small family of 3-4 members or sharing a room with friends, a single-door refrigerator is the best option. It is compact and consumes only less space.

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We have several types of them with different features from various brands. Since they are 24*7*365 days working, it is crucial to make the best pick.

Here we have handpicked –best single door refrigerators in India. The capacity of a single door refrigerator ranges from 190 liters to 250 liters. 

Rather than the volume, it is more important how these spaces are arranged.

We listed only high-performing, energy, and space-efficient fridges. Anyway, let’s first have a quick look at the top single door refrigerators in India.

Now let’s find why these are the best,

7 Best Single Door Refrigerator in India

1. Samsung 198 L Regrigerastor (RR21T2H2WCB/ HL): Best Pick

Samsung 198 L 5 Star Inverter DirectCool Single Door Refrigerator

Specifications

TypeDirect Cool
Energy Rating5 Stars
Compressor TypeDigital Inverter Compressor
Usable Storage Volume188 litre
Freezer Volume24 litres
Voltage Range100-300 V
User Rating4.5/5.0

Samsung is one of the most trusted names for home appliances. Samsung 198 L is an amalgamation of all the excellent features that you can expect for a standards single door refrigerator.

Design

Samsung 198 L fridge ensures a usable storage volume of 188 L, which is the best for a family of 3-4 members and also for bachelors. The direct-cool refrigerator is stylish in design appears like a high-end product.

They have a guard to protect your big water bottles from falling. The shelves are made of strong-toughened glass, which can hold up to 175 kilograms.

The bottle shelf allows you to keep three 2 L bottles and one 1 L bottles at a time.

Energy Efficiency

Energy consumption is the most important factor you have to consider while choosing a fridge because it is meant to work continuously from the date it is purchased and to the date, it is completely out of use.

It also runs on Solar energy through an inverter.

Inverter Property and Cooling

The compressor uses unique Samsung’s Digital Inverter technology, which is noise-free, vibration-free, and energy-efficient. Their smart technology ensures longer compressor life.

Its Smart Inverter technology connects automatically to your home inverter during power failures.

Other Premium Features

They ensure a stabilizer-free operation, i.e., it has an inbuilt stabilizer, so you need not buy an additional one for protection. It is available in 11 different colour patterns.

The backside of the fridge is mesh-free and easy to clean. The bottom base stand drawer is very convenient to keep vegetables at room temperature.

The Anti-Bacterial gasket prevents the growth of fungi and bacteria inside and keeps foods fresh.

Warranty

Samsung offers a 1-year warranty for the fridge and 10 years for the compressor.

Pros

  • Best energy efficiency and 5 stars rated
  • Almost zero noise and vibration
  • Physically strong and durable

Cons

  • No automatic defrosting technology
  • Cooling retention time is less

2. Whirlpool 190 L Refrigerator (WDE 205 CLS 3S): Runner Up

WHIRLPOOL 190L 3STAR DIRECT COOL SINGLE DOOR REFRIGERATOR

Specifications

TypeDirect Cool
Energy Rating3 Stars
Compressor TypeNormal Reciprocatory Compressor
Usable Storage Volume174 litres
Freezer Volume14.3 litres
Voltage Range130-300 V
User Rating4.3/5.0

Whirlpool is another famous brand for home appliances, especially refrigerators. Whirlpool 190 L is one of the highest sold standard single door refrigerators in India.

Design

This simple looking refrigerator of 190 L will give you a usable space of 174 litres, including 14.3 L of freezer volume. The door side lets you store three 2 L bottles at a time.

The partitions are made of wired mesh. So they can’t hold much weight, and leaks reaching bottom compartments.

The back is conventional cable type and difficult to clean.

Energy Efficiency

They are fairly good at energy-saving also with 3 stars rating. It consumes only 168 kWh per year.

The wider voltage working range of 130-300 V ensures a stabilizer-free operation. This also protects your equipment from extreme power fluctuations and lightning.

Inverter Property and Cooling

This direct-cooled refrigerator needs manual defrosting once or twice a week. 

One feature that attracted us is its magnificent cooling retention time of 9 hours during power failures, thanks to the insulated capillary technology and well-distributed airflow design.

Other Premium Features

The auto-connect to home inverter technology connects your refrigerator automatically to your inverter during power failures. The honeycomb structure of the bottom box remove moisture quickly and protects your vegetables from humidity issues.

Warranty

The company offers one year warranty for the refrigerator and 10 years for the compressor.

Pros.

  • Excellent cooling retention time
  • Quick and Easy manual defrosting
  • Stabilizer-free operation
  • Auto-connect to home inverter

Cons

  • Bottle protection guard could have bigger
  • Wire shelves

3. Haier 195 L Refrigerator (HED-20 CFDS): One Hour Icing

 Haier 195 L Refrigerator (HED-20 CFDS)

Specifications

TypeDirect Cool
Energy Rating4 Stars
Annual Power Consumption130 kWh
Compressor TypeNormal Reciprocatory Compressor
Usable Storage Volume188 litres
Freezer Volume19 litres
Voltage Range135-290 V
User Rating4.1/5.0

Haier does not need an introduction in the refrigerator business. If you are looking for a single door standard size fridge for your four-member family, Haier 195 L is one of the best choices.

Design

Haier 195 L follows a simple rectangular shape. The inside is designed for uniform and efficient cold air circulation, which reached every corner.

All three toughened glass shelves are spill-proof and strong enough to carry the heavyweight of your pans and bottles comfortably. The door side shelves can store eight 1 L bottles at a time.

Energy Efficiency

The 4 star Haier 195 L refrigerator is energy-efficient and consumes only 130 kWh annually. 

It has 6.5 cm super thick Polyurethane Foam (PUF) insulation for quicker cooling consuming less electricity. It also keeps the low temperature for more extended cooling.

Inverter property and Cooling

The highlight of the Haier 195 L refrigerator is its unique one-hour icing technology. It delivers faster cooling too.

It is built with a direct-cooling feature that requires regular manual defrosting. The defrosting switch is placed at a convenient height and easy to operate.

Other premium Features

Haier 195 L fridge’s light is placed at the top for better light distribution. They are available in 7 various colours.

The bottom vegetable box has a humidity controller to keep vegetables fresh longer. It can operate between a voltage range of 135 and 290 V, so a stabilizer is not required.

The backside is flat, and you can clean it easily whenever required. The vegetable box is big and designed to prevent humidity generation.

Warranty

The manufacturer offers one year warranty for the product and 10 years for the compressor.

Pros

  • Anti-fungal gasket
  • One hour icing and faster cooling
  • PUF Insulation for better cooling

Cons

  • Legs are too small
  • light noise

4. LG 190 L Refrigerator (GL-B201ASPY): Highest Voltage Range

LG 190 L Refrigerator (GL-B201ASPY)

Specifications

TypeDirect Cool
Energy Rating4 Stars
Annual Power Consumption131 kWh
Compressor TypeSmart Inverter Compressor
Usable Storage Volume180 litres
Freezer Volume22 litres
Voltage Range90-310 V
User Rating4.4/5.0

Design

The LG 190 L is made for uniform and well-distributed cooling. It is also has a bottom storage space for storing vegetables at room temperature.

The toughened glass shelves can safely handle heavyweight up to 175 kilograms. They are spill-proof too.

Energy Efficiency

The compressor works on Smart Inverter technology is efficient in energy saving. The compressor adjusts itself based on the inside temperature requirement.

The airtight seal ensures no cold air moves out and hot air comes and thus saves energy.

Inverter property and Cooling

The smart inverter feature allows quick cooling and ice formation (within 108 minutes) and ensures long compressor life. They are also good in coolness and freshness retention for 7 hours, even after power failure.

It can also work on your home inverter for about 36 hours if there is a power failure.

Other Premium Features

The high working voltage range of 90-310 V ensures absolute stabilizer-free operation. The vegetable “moist n fresh” box is specially designed to regulate the moisture at an optimum level.

The anti-bacterial gasket prevents the generation and accumulation of fungi and bacteria inside and keeps your food absolutely fresh.

Warranty

LG offers one year warranty for the product and 10 years for the compressor.

Pros

  • Low noise and vibration
  • Fantastic coolness retention after power failure
  • Energy efficient

Cons

  • No auto defrosting
  • Can not place 2 L bottles

5. Godrej 190 L Refrigerator: Best Energy Efficient

Godrej 190 L Refrigerator

Specifications

TypeDirect Cool
Energy Rating5 Stars
Annual Power Consumption104 kWh
Compressor TypeAdvanced Inverter Technology Compressor
Usable Storage Volume182 litres
Freezer Volume18.74 litres
Voltage Range135-290 V
User Rating4.5/5.0

Godrej is another critically acclaimed home appliance manufacturing company. Especially their refrigerators are well known for energy saving and durability.

Design

Godrej 190 L refrigerator has robust and adjustable toughened glass shelves that can carry about 150 kg safely. The vegetable tray at the bottom is reasonably large (20 L) compared to others and specially designed to maintain moisture level.

One downside we observed is its backside; it is netted and difficult to clean.

Energy Efficiency

Godrej 190 L comes with a smart and intelligent compressor technology that is highly energy-saving and silent in operation. This 5-star rated product consumes as little as 104 kWh per year, makes it one of the best energy efficient single door fridges.

It can operate as normal even without a stabilizer, even if the voltage is as low as 135 V or as high as 290 V.

Inverter property and Cooling

The latest technology inverter works only when required and thus ensures better durability of the compressor. The direct cooling feature evenly distributes the cold air inside the fridge.

They are also built with PUF insulation for better cooling. The anti-drop chiller technology keeps the chiller section dry and moisture-free all the time.

You have to do the defrosting manually at least once a week. Otherwise, the freezer section will be filled with ice.

Other Premium Features

Unlike others, Godrej 190 L can accommodate 2.25 L bottles with a sufficient bottle guard. Like the previous models, it also has an anti-bacterial gasket.

You can remove, replace or wash them whenever required. The bottom shelf lets you keep vegetables like onions and potatoes at room temperature.

Warranty

The company offers a one year warranty for the refrigerator and 10 years for the compressor.

Pros

  • Best energy efficient type
  • Ultra silent operation
  • Larger vegetable storage capacity

Cons

  • The backside is meshed and difficult to clean
  • Freezer volume is less

6. LG 270 L Refrigerator (GL-B281BSCX): Larger Capacity

LG 270 L Refrigerator (GL-B281BSCX)

Specifications

TypeDirect Cool
Energy Rating3 Stars
Annual Power Consumption174 kWh
Compressor TypeSmart Inverter Compressor
Usable Storage Volume250 litres
Freezer Volume35 litres
Voltage Range95-310 V
User Rating4.4/5.0

LG 270 L is the second entry from the LG family. Unlike the previous one, this is slightly lags in energy efficiency.

If your family has 5 or 6 members and can’t afford a double door, this is the best choice.

Design

LG 270 L is one of the biggest refrigerators in the standard single door category. They can offer a usable storage volume of 250 L. 

The toughened glass shelves are super strong and hold up to 170 kg. The freezer capacity is also the biggest on our list, with 35 litres.

They are difficult to clean due to the cables and wires at the back.

Energy Efficiency

The Smart Inverter compressor technology ensures noiseless operation and better energy saving. It can operate even at extreme voltage fluctuations without separate stabilizers. It can also protect your fridge from lightning.

It can also run on Solar energy.

Inverter property and Cooling

The LG 270 L refrigerator also has direct cool technology. You have to press the defrosting button near the freezer section to remove accumulated ice. It should be done once or twice a week.

It can also connect to your home inverter in case of power failure. It can keep your items inside fresh for 6-7 hours after power failure.

Other Premium Features

LG 270 L is good in quick ice (under 108 minutes) making and uniform distribution of cold air inside the refrigerator. The moisture balance feature of the vegetable box keep them fresh and protect them from drying.

Warranty

They come with a product warranty of 1 year and a compressor warranty of 10 years.

Pros

  • Noise-free and Vibration-free operation
  • Solar energy compatible

Cons

  • High power consumption
  • The bottle section is not big as expected

7. Haier 53 L Refrigerator: Desktop Type

Haier 53 L Refrigerator: Desktop Type

Specifications

TypeDirect Cool, Desktop Type
Energy Rating2 Stars
Compressor TypeNormal Inverter Compressor
Usable Storage Volume50 litres
Freezer Volume3 litres
Voltage Range135-290 V
User Rating4.1/5.0

Haier 53 L is the second entry on our list. It is recommended only to its specific users. 

If you have an extremely tight budget, this is the best pick for you below 10000 rupees.

This is also suitable if your storage space is extremely limited.

Design

This is the cutest and smallest refrigerator on our list. You’ll get nearly 50 L of storage volume from this 53 L Haier Desktop refrigerator.

The inside space is separated by toughened glass. The backside is free from metallic wires and hence easy to clean.

Energy Efficiency

Even though it is small in size, it consumes 179 kWh annually hence got only a 2-star rating.

Inverter property and Cooling

Haier 53 L refrigerator has a direct cool technology, and the defrost button is easy to operate. You should make use of it at least once in a week.

They have a comparatively longer cooling retention feature, which helps to keep the items fresh during power cuts.

Other Premium Features

Haier’s quick cooling feature makes ice faster. The 135-290 V range ensures a stabilizer free operation. 

The anti-fungal gaskets prevent the generation of bacteria and fungi inside.

Even though it has a conventional type compressor, the vibration and noise are negligibly small.

Warranty

The product has one year warranty, but the compressor has got only 5 years warranty.

Pros

  • Small in size
  • Recommended to the specific category
  • Cheapest
  • Quiet in operation

Cons

  • High energy consumption
  • Not good family use

Note: For the safety of your refrigerators, we highly recommend you to use an additional stabilizer.

Conclusion

We have listed the best single door refrigerator on our list. As of now, auto defrost technology is not available with standard single door refrigerators. We’ll add them to the list once it is available.

Sanil VS is a B. Tech Chemical Engineer who loves to write about Technology and Gadget related Stuffes on his free times.

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